Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources by Friday, November 16 (or sooner). Open enrollment meetings will take place Friday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. in the Sadove Student Center Conference Room (112).
Completed enrollment forms (see links at the bottom of this page) must be returned to Human Resources by Friday, November 16 (or sooner). If you have any questions related to open enrollment or need assistance completing the forms, please contact Samantha Campione, ext. 4042, or Kim Hatzinger, ext. 4689.
Open enrollment meetings are scheduled for Friday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. in the Sadove Student Center Conference Room (112). The meetings will be a review of the College’s benefits plans.
Changing Your Benefits
Once made, your choices under the Hamilton College medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account plans generally must remain in effect for the entire Plan Year (January 1 through December 31). However, under certain circumstances (referred to as “Qualifying Life Events”), you may be able to change your selected benefits during the Plan Year if the change results in a change in eligibility and is requested within 30 days of the event. For a more detailed description of these events please refer to page 4 of the Benefits Guidebook. Please note the same “Qualifying Life Events” apply to your adult children under age 26 whose coverage is currently extended under National Health Care Reform.
If you and/or a family member(s) have experienced a change in circumstances that may be categorized as a “qualified event”, please contact Human Resources promptly. Human Resources will provide forms for completion, and assist with any questions you have.
Completed forms and supporting documentation of the change must be submitted in a timely manner (in most cases, within 30 days of the event), or the change will not be allowed until the next open enrollment date.
Enrollments for Children
In compliance with Health Care Reform legislation, medical coverage for children is available until a child reaches the age of 26. The child does not have to be a full-time student, does not have to be a tax dependent of the employee, can be unmarried or married (spouse or children of that child are not eligible) and does not have to accept an offer of their own employer-based coverage. The same employee contribution structure applies as applies for other dependents. At age 26, an adult child may continue their coverage at 102% of full cost under the terms of COBRA for up to three years (36 months).
Please note that effective 1/1/19, eligibility for dependent children under the dental and vision plans will be the same as the medical plan, as noted in the above paragraph. Changes in eligibility due to age must be reported to Human Resources promptly. A child losing dental and/or vision coverage may request continuation of coverage under the terms of COBRA.